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I have been separated from my wife for 18 months now and she

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I have been separated from my wife for 18 months now and she is living with someone else. I have 2 kids that live with me and she now has access once a week. The CSA are involved because she has refused to pay me anything. I have just retured from France to find that she has removed personal items from the family home. I have spoken to the police and they have advised me to change the locks and see a solicitor.
If i dont divorce her until the 2 year separation period has passed will i still have to split everything with her 50/50 ? The family home is in joint names but i also have a flat in my name. If i have the children full time what percentage should i get ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What is the value of the other assets?
How old are the children?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare


The house is worth around £290,000 and the mortgage is £210,000


The flat is worth around £160,000 and the mortgage is £128,000


These are only a rough estimate i dont know exactly how much the house and flat are.


I don't have anymore assets


I have a 12 year old girl and a 8 year old boy both will be 13 and 9 this year


Chris

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How did the flat come to be in your sole name?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare


My mother passed away and left me some money so i decided to buy the flat as a pension for me being self employed.


My wife is a nightmare with money so i thought it would be best in my name only

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
When you say that your ex removed personal items do you mean hers or yours?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi


She removed hers and bedding, family pictures and other household items.


So what's the advice for how these assets will be split ? or should I wait until we have been separated for the 2 year period ?

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
May I ask why you are waiting for the two years if you actually want a divorce
Clare

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